Boulton, Sir Harold E.
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Examples throughout history of inspiration obtained from song and verse. Instances of songs that have had a tremendous effect upon the times in which they were sung or produced. How this affects the modern Canadian tunes. Examples of how we have been affected by songs and poetry from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. For Canadian songs, the extraordinary and illimitable wealth of the French-Canadian songs which will undoubtedly influence our own cultural music. The speaker's dream of a truly Canadian School of Music. The speaker's conviction that in a really national music the more sophisticated action like opera or symphonies, to be truly national, must be founded upon the folk-song of the country which it represents. How far we have got in Canada. Some words about "O Canada."